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Tuesday 1 March 2022
PMIC, MCU crunch compounded by COVID infections in Suzhou
The shortage of power management ICs (PMIC) and MCUs has been compounded by a recent surge in COVID-19 infections in China's Suzhou that caused many semiconductor firms to temporarily...
Monday 21 February 2022
IDMs migrating to 12-inch fabs for car-use MOSFET, IGBT chips
International integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) are taking the lead to migrate from 8-inch wafer fabs to 12-inch fabs for the production of high-margin automotive metal oxide...
Tuesday 15 February 2022
Taiwan MOSFET makers gain shifted orders for IT applications
MOSFET makers in Taiwan have seen a ramp-up in shifted orders, particularly for SGT (split-gate-trench) MOSFETs for IT applications, as delivery times at their bigger international...
Thursday 27 January 2022
Holtek to significantly scale up 32-bit MCU chip output starting 4Q22
Holtek Semiconductor expects to significantly scale up its 32-bit MCU chip output starting in the fourth quarter of 2022, thanks to long-term capacity supply contracts with foundry...
Tuesday 11 January 2022
China chipmakers reportedly build additional output for power semiconductors
China-based chipmakers including China Resources Microelectronics (CR Micro), Silan Microelectronics and StarPower Semiconductor have reportedly stepped up their capacity expansion...
Monday 3 January 2022
Production of 8-inch third-gen semiconductors unlikely to increase soon
Although demand for third-generation semiconductors has been stably increasing, production capability for 8-inch gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) wafers will unlikely...
Monday 27 December 2021
8-inch fab capacity for car chips to stay short of demand till 2025
Shortage of automotive chips will persist throughout 2022, particularly those fabricated at 8-inch wafer fabs, and may not ease until 2025 given that the majority of 8-inch fab capacities...
Thursday 25 November 2021
Audio IC shortage easing
Notebook-use audio IC shortages are easing, with the supply shortfall expected to narrow next year, according to industry sources.
Monday 22 November 2021
Highlights of the day: What hinders 8-inch wafer capacity boost?
8-inch wafer foundries are experiencing challenges in boosting 8-inch wafer capacity. Now, most of the foundries still...
Thursday 18 November 2021
Taiwan Mask poised to raise prices in 2022
Photomask supplier Taiwan Mask, which already raised its prices by 10-30% in the first half of 2021, plans to initiate another price hike next year to reflect its tight supply, according...
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Specialty IC foundry VIS considering 12-inch fab
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, is considering restarting its 12-inch fab plan that once took shape several years ago, according to...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Holtek says no plan to raise prices for MCUs
Holtek Semiconductor has no plans to raise its MCU and other consumer IC prices despite foundry costs continuing to rise, as Chinese peers are striving to win more orders for small...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Taiwan strives to create dominance in third-generation semiconductors
Countries around the world continue to respond to zero-carbon emissions policies. The EU proposed its Fit for 55 package, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. In...
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Power management IC prices to rise at slower pace
The supply of power management ICs remains extremely tight, but the chip prices are expected to rise at a slower pace as clients are increasingly reluctant to accept further quote...
Monday 13 September 2021
IDMs, Foxconn, BYD deepening deployments in GaN, SiC devices
International IDMs, Taiwan's EMS leader Foxconn and China's semiconductor and EV vendor BYD Group are all keenly deepening their deployments in third-generation semiconductors GaN...